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John Roberts, evil genius
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | 6/28/2012 | Robert E. Malchman

Posted on 06/28/2012 11:50:49 AM PDT by nerdgirl

Chief Justice John G. Roberts is an evil genius. The ruling to uphold the Affordable Care Act is, on its face, a win for President Obama both because the media are saying it is and because it is the signature piece of legislation of his first term. But it may turn out to be a pyrrhic victory, as Roberts accomplished numerous, subtle victories for conservative Republicans.

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/john-roberts-evil-genius-article-1.1103982#ixzz1z7DsG4zU

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Editorial; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012issues; bhohealthcare; roberts; robertscourt; scotus; victory
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I'm not sure I agree with this, but it's worth a read.
1 posted on 06/28/2012 11:50:51 AM PDT by nerdgirl
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To: nerdgirl
The only reasons Republicans are now opposed to it is because Obama proposed it and is getting credit for it.

Horse puckey.

2 posted on 06/28/2012 11:53:21 AM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: nerdgirl

I really don’t know what to believe anymore. Every thing seems spun.


3 posted on 06/28/2012 11:53:31 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sequoyah101

It is. Everything in this country now is pure theater; a giant con job.


4 posted on 06/28/2012 11:55:03 AM PDT by jpl (The government spent another half a million bucks in the time it just took you to read this tagline.)
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To: nerdgirl

Excuse me while I twist myself into a shape that will make a pretzel envious whilst I explain how Roberts is crafty like a fox and created a victory for the nation, the people, the constitution, and the conservative movement.

I think they’ve cut off their oxygen supply halfway through the contortionist process.


5 posted on 06/28/2012 11:55:13 AM PDT by Crazieman (Are you naive enough to think VOTING will fix this entrenched system?)
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To: nerdgirl

BS, he just opened the door for the government to do anything they please. Nancy Pelosi was right to laugh in the reporters face, it’s over America. Deal with it.


6 posted on 06/28/2012 11:55:49 AM PDT by Lets Roll NOW (A baby isn't a punishment, Obama is)
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To: nerdgirl

Hope this evil genius works to the Republicans’ favor because 95% of the seniors can’t afford more taxes on fixed incomes.


7 posted on 06/28/2012 11:56:32 AM PDT by xtinct (The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you..Be Strong Patriots!)
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To: nerdgirl

“But Roberts’ really brilliant move was to uphold the individual mandate under Congress’s taxing authority and explicitly to reject its constitutionality under the commerce clause. As Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg pointed out in her opinion, there was no reason for Roberts to rule on the commerce clause question, because a majority agreed that the act was a constitutional tax penalty.

Roberts did so regardless to create with the four conservative dissenters a majority view that a health insurance mandate violates the commerce clause. This result is in keeping with Roberts’ conservative view of restricting federal power and leaves him free to vote to strike down progressive federal legislation as unauthorized by the commerce clause.”


8 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:18 AM PDT by Jedidah
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To: nerdgirl

Thank you George W Bush for Roberts and Obamacare


9 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:34 AM PDT by HarryCrowel
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To: nerdgirl

If only it were true.

Nice to see a moonbat sweating though on what has otherwise been one of the most disastrous days in the history of our nation.


10 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:36 AM PDT by comebacknewt (Newt (sigh) what could have been . . .)
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To: nerdgirl

This is interesting....and related:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/what-did-scotus-just-do_647932.html


11 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:36 AM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Wings cannot be redistributed, they can only be broken. ~ Oleg Atbashian (People's Cube))
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To: nerdgirl

Bullhockey!


12 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: nerdgirl

Looks like they’re flailing at windmills and looking for impossible dreams.


13 posted on 06/28/2012 11:57:42 AM PDT by madison10
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To: nerdgirl

fl


15 posted on 06/28/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by maine-iac7
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To: nerdgirl

Thanks for the favor Roberts .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................
NOT!!!!


16 posted on 06/28/2012 11:58:52 AM PDT by MNDude ( Victimhood is the Holy Grail of liberalism)
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To: nerdgirl

Couldn’t he have agreed with the others that the whole law was an unconstitutional mess?

However, if he gave us anything he gave us the TAX definition.


17 posted on 06/28/2012 11:59:09 AM PDT by Aria ( 2008 wasn't an election - it was a coup d'etat.)
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To: nerdgirl
But it may turn out to be a pyrrhic victory, as Roberts accomplished numerous, subtle victories for conservative Republicans.

Ridiculous!

0bamacare is unconstitutional PERIOD!

Anything acceptable by the SC that is unconstitutional cannot an any way shape or form be considered a victory for America or freedom in any way.

18 posted on 06/28/2012 11:59:13 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: nerdgirl

What a crock!!


19 posted on 06/28/2012 11:59:51 AM PDT by BTCM (Death and destruction is the only treaty Muslims comprehend.)
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To: nerdgirl

WHERE’S THE BARF ALERT?!


20 posted on 06/28/2012 12:00:45 PM PDT by Tucker39 ( Psa 68:19Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits; even the God of our salvation.KJV)
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To: Tzar
Obama got to Roberts. It may have been the media or it may have been blackmail. Obama’s effort was impressive.

Obama does seem adept at getting what he wants, doesn't he?

21 posted on 06/28/2012 12:01:07 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: nerdgirl

“If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin.” Samuel Adams, 1776


22 posted on 06/28/2012 12:01:20 PM PDT by tflabo (Truth or tyranny)
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To: nerdgirl
But it may turn out to be a pyrrhic victory, as Roberts accomplished numerous, subtle victories for conservative Republicans.

I suppose the same can be said for Ginsburg, Breyer, Sotomayor and Kagan. Conservative brilliance displayed by all!

Nice to see some checks and balances on activists like Scalia, Thomas, Alito, and Kennedy who are all obviously too stupid to play the game!


is an /s really needed?
23 posted on 06/28/2012 12:01:49 PM PDT by mmichaels1970
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To: Tzar

Right with you.
baraq got to Roberts.
Since Roberts was publically threatened, you can bet that he was threatened in private.

Gangster government at it’s best.


24 posted on 06/28/2012 12:01:54 PM PDT by Texas resident (November 6 - Vote Against obama)
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To: Jedidah
Roberts’ conservative view of restricting federal power

Roberts' ruling today just affirmed the greatest expansion of Federal power in history. Fedzilla's power to tax is now unlimited. It can even tax you for *not* engaging in an activity.

Restricting federal power? You must be joking!

25 posted on 06/28/2012 12:02:38 PM PDT by kevao
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To: nerdgirl

Many people are making this argument today. I find it refreshing for someone else to correctly identify it as evil, rather than heroic or saintly as I’ve heard elsewhere.


26 posted on 06/28/2012 12:03:15 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: nerdgirl

Under this ruling the dems could pass a law that anyone with a Body Mass INdex over “X” will pay three times the obamacare “tax” than someone whose BMI is under “X”. Or they could pass a law that anyone spending less than “X” on brocolli in a year will pay three times the Obamacare tax. They can regulate any behavior they want by adding a massive “tax” for those who don’t comply.


27 posted on 06/28/2012 12:04:09 PM PDT by circlecity
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To: nerdgirl

I agree with the headline, except for the “evil” part.


28 posted on 06/28/2012 12:04:47 PM PDT by Lee'sGhost (Johnny Rico picked the wrong girl!)
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To: nerdgirl
Roberts is a Statist and the SCOTU's version of RINO Congressional "leaders" who always cross the aisle to get snookered. Boner comes to mind.

Roberts opinions is twisted statist logic, not genius.

29 posted on 06/28/2012 12:04:55 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nerdgirl

Roberts an evil genius? I guess a liberal would agree.

He is a traitor of the Constitution. He refused to defend it. (IMO, of course.)


30 posted on 06/28/2012 12:05:39 PM PDT by Girlene (Chief AHat Roberts - should resign in disgrace.)
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To: circlecity

Congress can pass a law requiring you to go buy an AK47 and give it to the Mexican Cartels.


31 posted on 06/28/2012 12:06:53 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: nerdgirl

Remove “genius”, and the headline gets it just about right. Bob


32 posted on 06/28/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("Bedroom eyes and boardroom faces---Oh where will it lead?" from Red Toupee by Al Stewart)
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To: Jedidah

“Roberts did so regardless to create with the four conservative dissenters a majority view that a health insurance mandate violates the commerce clause. This result is in keeping with Roberts’ conservative view of restricting federal power and leaves him free to vote to strike down progressive federal legislation as unauthorized by the commerce clause.”

Big deal. As if the infinite extension of the commerce clause is the only thing we care about. Infinite extension of the taxing power is just as pernicious and just as wrong.


33 posted on 06/28/2012 12:07:00 PM PDT by Tublecane
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Moreover, by characterizing the individual mandate as a tax, Roberts hands Republicans a facile campaign cry that Obamacare Means New Taxes — and that Democrats are the party of taxation.

ObamaTax!

That's what it is! A tax! To get more money to buy votes and more power! Forget about "care", loving or otherwise.

34 posted on 06/28/2012 12:07:32 PM PDT by cynwoody
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Ohhh... evil Genius, he gives the Federal Government a precedent for a blank check on our lives. Excuse while I puke! He his name is now Benedict Arnold as far as I’m concerned!


35 posted on 06/28/2012 12:08:12 PM PDT by Nateman (If liberals are not screaming you are doing it wrong!)
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They’re fretting over this issue at DailyKos:

“—the Roberts five seek to dismantle the New Deal jurisprudence. With no need to even opine on the Commerce and Necessary and Proper question, Chief Justice Roberts has written an unfathomable opinion whose motive can only be the laying of groundwork—the groundwork to undo the New Deal.”

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/06/28/1103937/-A-dark-cloud-on-this-sunny-day-Roberts-Court-embraces-Constitution-in-Exile


36 posted on 06/28/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT by Ronald_Magnus
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To: Lets Roll NOW

This article is painful to read because it is in such painful denial of the end of our country.


37 posted on 06/28/2012 12:08:26 PM PDT by marygonzo
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To: nerdgirl
I'm not sure I agree with this, but it's worth a read.

It's not worth a read.

The simple that is that this ruling sets a precedent that will give the government unlimited powers.

Roberts has p*ssed on the Constitution.

Roberts is an evil man.

38 posted on 06/28/2012 12:08:31 PM PDT by sand88
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This is ridiculous. It is not and never should be the job of the electorate to second and third guess supposedly hidden motives of the USSC Chief Justice.

If it looks like a duck (Az) and quacks like a duck (ACA) it is a duck.


39 posted on 06/28/2012 12:09:24 PM PDT by gzzimlich
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Hogwash. Blackmail is the only reasonable explanation. They threatened to out him. We’ve all been effed in the a$$ by a F&G.


40 posted on 06/28/2012 12:10:49 PM PDT by privatedrive
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To: nerdgirl
The only reasons Republicans are now opposed to it is because Obama proposed it and is getting credit for it.

I wasted a click.

41 posted on 06/28/2012 12:12:17 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: comebacknewt

I felt as gutted today as I did when Obama won. This is horrible for our country.

We have to win big in November and we have to have people with real resolve to remove this mess.


42 posted on 06/28/2012 12:12:32 PM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Liberty and Justice for ALL)
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To: nerdgirl

Well, I don’t know how he can say that Congress doesn’t have the power to force people to buy health insurance, but it does have the power to enact a tax that will be imposed on people who refuse to do so. He is in essence saying Congress can do indirectly what it doesn’t have the power to do directly. Very bad precedent.


43 posted on 06/28/2012 12:12:54 PM PDT by KevinB (We'll stop treating Obama like a dog when he stops treating us like a fire hydrant - Fred Grandy)
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To: Tzar

I wouldn’t leave out a “credible threat to a family member” as a distinct possibility.


44 posted on 06/28/2012 12:12:54 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: kevao
Fedzilla's power to tax is now unlimited.

Not only that, but the power to tax is no longer the sole prerogative of Congress. Robert's decision effectively gives the SCOTUS the power to tax, since it can decide that something is a tax even if Congress expressly stated that it isn't a tax. This is Fedzilla on steroids and bath salts and it's about to eat your face off.

45 posted on 06/28/2012 12:13:14 PM PDT by mojito
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To: Izzy Dunne
The only reasons Republicans are now opposed to it is because Obama proposed it and is getting credit for it.

Mule muffins! It's because he's black. Everyone knows that.
46 posted on 06/28/2012 12:13:24 PM PDT by crosshairs
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To: jpl
Everything in this country now is pure theater; a giant con job.

Would make an excellent tagline!

47 posted on 06/28/2012 12:13:42 PM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: ScottinVA

Just as if the path were laid for him supernaturally, eh?

Hey, Barry, what’s that 999 on your head?


48 posted on 06/28/2012 12:13:47 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: Paladin2

They should. Really, they should pass a bunch of “required purchase or get taxed” laws, out of protest.


49 posted on 06/28/2012 12:14:44 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: nerdgirl

Chief Justice John G. Roberts, useful idiot.

The man who sold out America.


50 posted on 06/28/2012 12:15:33 PM PDT by JayAr36 (Old enough to remember when this was a Free Country)
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